Recovery of tubercule bacilli from urine of pulmonary tuberculosis patients and its comparison with the corresponding sputum isolates

Challu, V.K.; Mahadev, B.; Rajalakshmi, R. and Chaudhuri, K. (1989) Recovery of tubercule bacilli from urine of pulmonary tuberculosis patients and its comparison with the corresponding sputum isolates. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (2). pp. 107-111.

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Abstract

Urine specimens from 236 pulmonary tuberculosis patients were cultured by routine centrifugation method and by a method depending on filtration through a membrance filter. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was recovered from 35 (14.8%) of the urines either by the filtration method, the centrifugation method or by both. Eight of 35(22.8%) of urine cultures, negative by the centrifugation method, were positive by filtration method. Comparison of the biologic properties of M.tuberculosis isolated from urine and sputum of the same individual revealed difference in drug sensitivity profiles or virulence for guinea pigs for 13 of 25 (52%) of the pairs of isolates tested. Moreover, four of 11 pairs isolates subjected to phage typing were found to differ in both major and minor phage types.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Paper presented at the 43rd National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases held at Calcutta in December, 1988.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urine Samples, Sputum Samples, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Tubercule Bacilli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Urogenital System > Urinary Tract
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Fluids and Secretions > Body Fluids > Urine
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Rodentia > Guinea Pigs
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:642
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:09 August 2005

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